Leicester holds enterprise event to build links with the motor industry

As part of a drive to encourage collaborations and networking between local innovation businesses and the University, the Research and Enterprise Division held a successful research collaboration event at HORIBA MIRA on 18 September 2015.

The objective of the event was to showcase the University's research and expertise, and initiate a dialogue with the vehicle engineering consultancy and testing services provider to explore the potential areas of shared interest and establish ways in which we can add mutual value.

HORIBA MIRA and the University of Leicester are two major R&D Institutions, separated by less than 20 miles with a strongly aligned but non-competing interests.

MIRA, formerly known as the Motor Industry Research Association, was acquired by the HORIBA group, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, in July 2015. The HORIBA group is a global leading supplier of measurement technology and systems for various fields from automotive testing, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology to scientific R&D and QC measurements.